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horticulture Applications

  • Agriculture & Horticulture

    Hydroponics, Cereal crops, Horticulture and Vegetables and Control of filamentous algal blooms on lakes, lagoons and ponds.

    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd. based in Stockton on Tees, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Gas Sensing for Horticulture

    Controlled Environment Horticulture is a vast topic, and has been utilised in varying forms for centuries. Excavations of the city of Pompeii showed remains of early greenhouses dating back to AD79; and the modern greenhouses are thought to originate in the thirteenth century in Italy. Most people recognise the use of greenhouses for growing flowers and vegetables, whether in their own garden, at garden centres or on a commercial basis. Indeed most people will be conversant with irrigation systems that are used to supply water to such greenhouses and the use of heaters to control the temperature and thereby extend the growing season. However, modern systems have been developed for Controlled Environment Horticulture that are designed to further optimise the growing conditions; with sophisticated computer controlled sensors, combined with advanced software models, that can control not only the temperature, light level and water, but also the level of nutrients, humidity, pH and CO2

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Water Aeration for Horticulture

    By VaraCorp LLC based in Wimberley, TEXAS (USA).

  • Water treatment for horticulture

    Horticultural and greenhouse operations are facing increasing challenges in dealing with sanitation issues related to water treatment. Over the course of growing a crop, pathogenic microorganisms accumulate and algae flourish on moist surfaces posing a constant threat to plants and produce. The main challenges lie the areas of irrigation water, elimination of biofilm and algae control. Existing biocidal products, while effective in killing algae, are not effective in removing biofilm from the water lines. The ultimate solution would be to employ a biocide that is capable to control algae on greenhouse surfaces and strip the biofilm in irrigation lines. Chlorine dioxide has demonstrated to possess both properties.

    By Applied Oxidation LLC based in Chattanooga, TENNESSEE (USA).

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    Ground Covering for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Ground Cover Fabrics control weeds found in land maintained by professional growers and landscapers. These highly useful fabrics feature woven polypropylene that allows water and nutrients to pass through while preventing roots from implanting into the soil. Available in widths from 3 to 15 feet (0.90 x 4.5m), Nicolon ground cover fabrics can also be utilized in soil separation and barrier fencing applications.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Water Storage for the Horticulture Industry

    TenCate produces and supplies high-grade membranes for the most divers liquid applications. Reliable, tried and tested materials designed to meet today’s needs. Where ever water or other liquids need to be retained, Nicolon membranes offer the simple, most effective solution.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Greenhouses Shade Protection for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Shade Cloth Fabrics shade horticultural plants grown in commercial nurseries and greenhouses.  Manufactured in widths ranging from six to 17 feet (1.80 to 5.20m), Nicolon shade cloth fabrics add beneficial cover for agricultural crops and livestock and can also function as industrial debris nets.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Insect Screening for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Insect Screen Fabrics feature woven polyethylene developed specifically for use in insect screening and bee cage applications. This unique fabric protects against and confines insects. Available with opening size dimensions ranging from 11 to 56 mils (0.3 to 1.4mm) and manufactured in six foot widths (1.8m), Nicolon insect screen fabrics shield against insects in a variety of applications.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Frost Protection for the Horticulture Industry

    The main benefits of the Toptex winter protection fabric can therefore be listed as creating barrier against wind chill and UV radiation, thereby nullifying temperature extremes, allowing the exchange of gases, which leaves the plants to breath and thereby avoids plant disorder. Furthermore, the Toptex winter protection fabric provides necessary light absorption while also allowing water absorption: whether laid on the ground or in the tunnel method, precipitation is carried within the fabric.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Hydroponics

    `A technique of growing plants in nutrient solution”. Hydroponics literally means water-working or water-activation. It is a cultivation technique for growing plants in highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water, rather than soil. The nutrient solution and its management are the cornerstone for a successful hydroponics system. The function of a hydroponics nutrient solution is to supply the plant roots with water, oxygen and essential mineral elements in soluble form. In soil, biological decomposition breaks down organic matter into basic nutrients that plants feed on. Water dissolves these nutrients which allows uptake by the roots. For a plant to receive a well balanced diet, everything in the soil must be in perfect balance.

    By Myron L Company based in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Fertilizer Dosing

    By Albin Pump SAS based in Montelimar, FRANCE.

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    Water treatment solutions for the agriculture & horticulture industries

    Water usage in agriculture and horticulture industry is mainly done through irrigation process. With global agricultural production increase and consequently increase of water demand there has been more and more need to look for water recycling options in order to decrease the water consumption at source. Lenntech provides sustainable complete solutions for water treatment in agriculture and horticulture industry considering a wide range of technologies and strategies.

    By Lenntech Water Treatment based in Delft, NETHERLANDS.

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    Carbon Dioxide Sensing for Controlled Environment Horticulture

    Introduction: Controlled Environment Horticulture is a vast topic, and has been utilised in varying forms for centuries. Excavations of the city of Pompeii showed remains of early greenhouses dating back to AD79; and the modern greenhouses are thought to originate in the thirteenth century in Italy. Most people recognise the use of greenhouses for growing flowers and vegetables, whether in their own garden, at garden centres or on a commercial basis. Indeed most people will be conversant with irrigation systems that are used to supply water to such greenhouses and the use of heaters to control the temperature and thereby extend the growing season.

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Greenhouse Information Management

    Why managing company information is important Managing your horticultural company demands insight into various processes. For the cultivation of your crop, you collect information about the greenhouse climate and water and energy use. In addition, you als to deal with data about labor productivity, costs, inventory and planning – among other things. Good control of production and quality, along with the management of costs and yields are essential for your company profit. This means that all the information from the various sources must be structured, stored and displayed in an orderly manner. Only then is targeted information analysis possible in order to arrive at an assessment and improvement.

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Energy Management

    Why regulating your energy consumption is important A growth climate with the proper ratio of light, warmth and CO2 dosage ensures high production and quality. The most important sustainable source of growing light and warmth for your crop process, the sun, is not always sufficiently available. That’s why supplemental energy must be used. However, fossil energy sources, such as natural gas and petroleum are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive and they burden the environment. Efficient management of energy processes and CO2 dosage, therefore, are necessary for sustainable production and for your company profit.

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Climate Management

    Why regulation of your greenhouse climate is important. As a horticultural entrepreneur, you understand better than anyone that the greenhouse climate has an immense influence on the condition of your crops. Air temperature, humidity, CO2 content and the proper balance of growing lights are essential conditions for a healthy and vigorous crop. By regulating your greenhouse climate in a proper manner, you reduce the chance of disease and plagues and you ensure the quality of your production. Moreover, you save precious energy.

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Irrigation Management

    Why efficient irrigation is important. Water and fertilizers are essential to the growth of your crop. However, these resources are becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. Modern horticulture has various possibilities for saving water and fertilizers. For example, recirculation of drain water reduces consumption by at least 30%. Exact alignment of the plant’s needs and the irrigation also provides an important contribution to savings. An associated advantage is that an optimal irrigation strategy will increase your crop performance and your profit. Water solutions for your horticultural company With sustainable automation solutions from Hoogendoorn, you can regulate the irrigation in your greenhouse and in your open field in a targeted manner. The innovative iSii process computer precisely coordinates the dosage of various water sources such as rainwater, well water and drain water with the demands of the crop. Wherever possible, iSii also regulates the complete recirculation and disinfection of drain water. The advanced software anticipates changing conditions pro-actively. For example, the frequency and duration of irrigation sessions are adjusted prior to times of more or less sunshine. Based on the measured water intake of the plants and the water content of the soil or substrate, the irrigation can be tailored even more precisely to the growth process

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

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    Environmental solutions for the green roofs sector

    Sloped Green Roofs Utilize GEOWEB 3D Confinement Technology. Presto has partnered with the leader in the vegetated roof industry American Hydrotech, Inc. for all vegetated roof projects in the United States. They provide a complete solution for all roof types — utilizing the Presto GEOWEB 3D Confinement technology for their product known as GardNet in their Garden Roof Assembly for sloped roof applications.

    By Presto Geosystems based in Appleton, WISCONSIN (USA).

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    Disinfection unit and fertilizer mixer

    Safe and future-proof solution
    • Salt – Water – Electricity, the only ingredients to produce Neuthox®
    • No hazards for storing or using potassium chloride
    • Listed at European Chemical Agency for the use in horticultural applications

    Chemical free solution
    • Using potassium chloride
    • No Chemical at all
    Cost effective solution
    • Operate as disinfection unit and fertilizer mizer
    • Preservation and longer shelf-live of ornamentals and cut  owers

    By Danish Clean Water A/S based in Sønderborg, DENMARK.

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    Fertigation Monitoring /Nutrient Concentration Monitoring

    We have optimized six and four ion probes for horticultural applications. For growers, these products offer a “lab-in-hand” solution — a quick and affordable way to maintain the proper nutrient balance required for better yield, improved flavor and color, greater disease resistance and longer shelf life. Controlling the concentration of nutrients in liquids is a vital step in the fertigation process. Today, nutrient levels are tested daily, most commonly by measuring pH and EC, and dispatching samples to offsite labs for analysis. This traditional testing protocol is time-consuming and costly, and delays access to information on potential yield-threatening nutrient levels.

    By CleanGrow based in Vacaville, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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